Tagged: Legal

Former Walmart Lawyer Says His Firing Was Punishment

Former Walmart Lawyer Says His Firing Was Punishment

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A former in-house attorney for Walmart Inc. said he knew in February 2017 that his career at the Bentonville retailer was coming to an end when he refused to make changes to a memo he had written years earlier about a bribery investigation in Mexico. read more >

Class Action Nets Lawyers $2.8M in Fees

Class Action Nets Lawyers $2.8M in Fees

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A group of plaintiffs’ attorneys, most of whom were involved in a controversial 2015 class-action suit, were recently awarded $2.8 million in fees for a class settlement against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. read more >

Missing Texts Key to Winning $14.1M Award

Missing Texts Key to Winning $14.1M Award

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The deletion of nearly 46,000 text messages was key to a Lonoke County jury awarding $14.1 million in February to a group of farmers who did business with Turner Grain Inc. of Brinkley and its trading partner K.B.X. Inc. of Little Rock. read more >

All in the Family: 4 Sisters Accused of $11.5M Fraud

All in the Family: 4 Sisters Accused of $11.5M Fraud

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A federal grand jury in Arkansas has charged the sisters, who are all in their 70s, with cheating the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of millions of dollars intended for minority farmers who had suffered discrimination in USDA programs. read more >

Gas Used at Baxter Plant Draws Attention

Gas Used at Baxter Plant Draws Attention

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Gary Beck doesn’t know for certain if his multiple myeloma is linked to his neighbor, a Baxter International plant just blocks away in Mountain Home. read more >

Counties Fight AT&T, Dispute Phone Fees

Counties Fight AT&T, Dispute Phone Fees

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In 2017, Clark County challenged routine fees that appeared on its AT&T phone bills and received class-action certification for other counties in Arkansas that used AT&T. read more >

Donna Herring in Fake Will Case: I Made 'Horrible Mistake'

Donna Herring in Fake Will Case: I Made 'Horrible Mistake'

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Donna Herring, a former Camden real estate agent, was sentenced last week to 41 months in federal prison for orchestrating an infamous fake will that came to light at the end of 2016. Her sister, brother-in-law and daughter were all sentenced last week for their parts in the scheme. read more >

NanoMech Uncovers Top Secret Dealings

NanoMech Uncovers Top Secret Dealings

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The Delaware bankruptcy of Springdale’s NanoMech Inc. has taken a bizarre cloak-and-dagger turn: Former CEO Jim Phillips, under oath in September, cited “national security” when refusing to answer questions about 46 transactions that its top financial officer knew only as the “CIA arrangement.” read more >

Business Worry: Will Gunfire Victims Sue?

Business Worry: Will Gunfire Victims Sue?

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A couple wounded last month in a mass shooting at a Texas Walmart filed suit against the Bentonville retailer, becoming the latest shooting victims to sue a business for failing to protect them. read more >

$12M Penalty in Fax Case Will Stand

$12M Penalty in Fax Case Will Stand

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The $12.5 million class-action judgment against a New Jersey man and his business will stand after the Arkansas Supreme Court decided last month not to review the case. read more >